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Old 02-23-2018, 08:19 AM
 
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To the folks who live in or around Knoxville;

What areas would you recommend for retirees in or around Knoxville?

What areas would you recommend avoiding?

Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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This is too of a wide open question to be able to answer. What are you looking for in a retirement destination - senior living community, amenities, price range, type housing? What activities do you enjoy? Do you want to be in an urban, suburban, or rural environment? Any special needs like close to medical facilities? What are you trying to avoid?

If you provide more information you should get some suggestions. Looking at your previous posts, it looks like you have been asking all sorts of questions on the Knoxville area - what are you looking for?
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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Thanks for you post.
I have tired asking specific questions but found little response. I now am asking general questions.
I am also searching to two different seniors, one who is disabled and needs single floor living, the other, a caretaker of the first, an independent senior environment.

Are there any area of Knoxville or surrounding towns that have a majority of seniors?

What areas of Knoxville or surrounding towns should be avoided?
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I think most counties have some sort of Senior Citizen advisory council that would have community living information for seniors and disabled. You could research the information and them call them for suggestions. Knox, Blount, and Sevier counties would be a good place to start.

I am not aware of specific areas to avoid in Eastern TN,
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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I am not aware of specific areas to avoid in Eastern TN,
Cocke County
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:32 PM
 
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Cocke County


Well, good point.

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Old 02-24-2018, 05:42 PM
 
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Thanks for the posts.

It seems that Morristown has several senior housing options. There isn't much posted here about Morristown. Can anyone elaborate? Thanks.
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:07 PM
 
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Cocke County
This tickled me. Care to elaborate???

Disclaimer: I'm from there but left in 1996 and never looked back!
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:49 PM
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JMT!

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Old 03-05-2018, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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This tickled me. Care to elaborate???

Disclaimer: I'm from there but left in 1996 and never looked back!
Cocke County has had well known issues with drugs and crime for many years now. Newport's crime rate is routinely among the highest in the state, and I doubt you'd find many communities that small in the entire nation with such a tremendous crime rate.

I'd also avoid Jefferson and Hamblen counties (many of the same problems as Cocke, and Morristown is kind of dumpy, and has had a high concentration of illegal immigrants), as well as any counties not well served by an interstate (Grainger, Claiborne). Grainger and Claiborne in particular are isolated and difficult to get into/out of. I fenced off the "nice" from the "isolated" or "bad" below. Not saying all areas outside the yellow line are bad or everything inside is nice, but I wouldn't want to live in those rural area. I used to have a girlfriend in White Pine and we'd always go to Knoxville to do anything. There's just not much in that area.



LaFollette has also made the "bad crime" lists. Norris, Douglas, and Cherokee lakes are all beautiful, but there isn't much between Morristown and Knoxville, even in the way of routine shopping or medical care.

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Thanks for the posts.

It seems that Morristown has several senior housing options. There isn't much posted here about Morristown. Can anyone elaborate? Thanks.
Morristown is in this weird spot of not being big enough to have a lot of amenities (it does have a decent mall), but also not being small enough to have much true small town charm. It's also a good ways away from both Knoxville and the Tri-Cities. There used to be a plant (I think it was part of Enka) that created a nasty smell, though I'm not sure if it's still around or not. At least years ago, it also had a problem with illegal immigration that just isn't common in this part of Tennessee.

When I was dating that girl in White Pine, we'd almost never do anything in Morristown other than a quick bite to eat. Any shopping, finer dining, etc., was done in Knoxville.
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